Today we have some pretty interesting news to share on what could have been the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
Youtube channel GameOver Jesse was doing some research in past Iwata Ask interviews and found some interesting comments from Shigeru Miyamoto on what could have been Twilight Princess 2.
According to Miyamoto, Link’s Crossbow Training, which took many mini game elements from Twilight Princess, was originally going to be a full fledged Majora’s Mask style sequel to Twilight Princess. This would mean the game’s engine and art assets would have been reused to create a new game in a short span of time.
However, the idea was scrapped in early development, as they looked back at how long it took to develop Twilight Princess and felt it wasn’t feasible. In the end, Nintendo decided to make a completely new game called The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and many elements and ideas for Twilight Princess 2 were absorbed into Skyward Sword. The art assets and engine from Twilight Princess were then used to make Link’s Crossbow Training.
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